Patrick Jokiel–Organic Chemistry

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Ph.D, University of Vermont , 2000; B.Sc., University of Michigan-Dearborn, 1994

My research interests lie in the application of transition metal catalyzed oxidative carbon-hydrogen (C-H) amination to the synthesis of heterocyclic molecules possessing a cyclic urea group.  These include benzimidazolone, imidazopyridine and 8H-purin-8-one derivatives.  Such heterocyclic systems form the core of a variety of biologically active small molecules.  The C-H amination approach represents an efficient and environmentally sustainable alternative to traditional means of synthesizing these compounds.

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